Welcome to Class 1!
Have a look at the pictures on the slideshow of what we get up to! Information about what we are learning can be found under the slideshow.
In Class 1 we have 3 members of staff. Miss Metcalf is our class teacher,
Mrs Abbott is our classroom teaching assistant
and Miss Bell is our nursery assistant.
Mrs Richardson helps in our class on a Tuesday and Thursday.
Miss Boyd teaches us on a Wednesday afternoon.
Our topic for the Summer term is 'Dinosaurs'. We discussed at the end of last term what our interests were and decided that we would like to learn more about dinosaurs. We will be looking at all the different types of dinosaurs, where they come from and thinking about what they might eat. We are very excited about this topic.
During English we will be working on our rhyming skills. We will be writing about dinosaurs and using lots of vocabulary to describe them. The children will also be consolidating their understanding and use of full stops, capital letters and finger spaces.
During Maths we will be consolidating our learning of number bonds to 10. We will also be singing lots of counting songs that link to dinosaurs. We will be making dinosaurs out of shapes to help us learn the names and properties of various 2D and 3D shapes.
Carolyn comes in to teach Music to us every Tuesday during 'Music Makers'. We like to sing songs and learn about lots of different instruments. We will also be singing lots of dinosaur songs.
During Phonics we will be split into groups. Miss Metcalf will be teaching the Reception phonics through a variety of active and non-active games. Mrs Abbott will be working with our Pre-School children to help them learn the basic sounds.
In Science we will be looking at the habitats of dinosaurs and other animals.
Our PE lessons this half term will be in the form of our swimming lessons. We will be having a two week block of this starting 15th May (only reception). We also take part in a daily walk towards our mile a day challenge.
On a Wednesday afternoon Miss Boyd teaches us French and Computing. In French we will be learning how to answer the register in French and learning the different colours. During Computing we will be learning about how to keep ourselves safe when using computers.
We are now using an online learning journal 'Tapestry'. The teachers will add observations and pictures to children's learning journeys but if they have done something amazing that you wish to share you will be able to log in to you child's journal and upload it. Please speak to Miss Metcalf if you have any questions or problems logging in to Tapestry.
Keep your eyes peeled for more updates from Class 1 as we continue our adventure together.